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  Pat Norton
Pat Norton

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Saugus, CA

High School:
Hart

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 234

Position:
FB

Birthdate:
03/18/1982

Experience:
4V

UCLA -- Norton enters Fall Practice as the starting fullback after a junior campaign in which he established himself as a strong blocker ... He is one of just two seniors in the backfield (Manuel White is the other) and the staff is expecting him to play a major role this year ... He is one of the emotional leaders of the offensive unit, both on and off the field ... He is the only fullback (White is listed as a tailback) who has game experience.

2003 -- Saw action in 11 games and started four times after Manuel White`s injury (Stanford, Washington State, USC and Fresno State) ... Played at least 20 snaps in six of his 11 games, including 46 against ASU and Stanford and 42 versus Washington State ... He was a member of the kickoff return unit on special teams ... Did not carry the ball, but did catch six passes for 29 yards ... Caught two passes in the game at Stanford ... Had one catch versus Illinois, Oklahoma, California and Arizona State ... Missed two games (San Diego State and Washington) after spraining his ankle at Oklahoma.

2002 -- Saw action in the last 11 games of the year after sitting out the first two due to injury ... Primarily a blocking back ... Had two carries for 12 yards on the season, both in the win at Arizona ... Was a member of the kickoff return and punt units on special teams ... Returned one kickoff for three yards.

2001 -- As a redshirt freshman, he played in eight games overall ... Lined up at the fullback position in five games (Kansas, Oregon State, Washington, California and Arizona State) ... On the year, he carried the football five times for 17 yards and made one reception for three yards ... Also served on the kickoff return team.

2000 -- He did not appear in a game during his first year with the program and has one season of eligibility remaining.

HIGH SCHOOL -- Played football for coach Mike Herrington at Hart High School in Newhall, CA ... Selected to play in the Cal /Texas Shrine game and the CaliFlorida Bowl ... USA Today All-America honorable mention ... PrepStar All-America and All-West Region selection ... A SuperPrep All-American, he ranked No. 3 nationally among fullbacks ... SuperPrep All-Far West selection (No. 34 prospect in his region) ... Orange County Register Fab 15 honorable mention selection ... Selected to Long Beach Press-Telegram's Best in the West team (seven votes) ... Selected to Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 ... First-team All-State (Student Sports) ... Member of the Las Vegas Sun Super 11 second team ... One of five finalists for California state Player of the Year (Cal-Hi Sports) ... Selected to the CIF Southern Section first team ... Named first-team All-CIF Division III as a linebacker ... CIF Division III co-Defensive Player of the Year ... L.A. Times Valley Player of the Year ... L.A. Daily News Valley Defensive Player of the Year ... Three-time Cal-Hi Sports All-State and All-CIF selection ... Outstanding short yardage player with fine hands ... As a fullback, he rushed for 124 yards and 10 touchdowns on 40 attempts, mostly in short-yardage situations ... Made 10 receptions for 112 yards and two scores ... Made 120 tackles (35 unassisted) as a senior ... Had two interceptions, three fumbles caused, eight pass breakups, five sacks, one blocked kick ... Led team to a 14-0 record and a second consecutive Southern Section Division III title ... PrepStar pre-season All-American at running back ... SuperPrep pre-season All-American (No. 3 fullback) ... Also a standout linebacker who earned All-State honors as a junior ... Rushed for 220 yards and seven touchdowns and also caught five scoring passes ... Defensively, made 89 tackles, including five sacks ... All-Foothill League as a junior defensive lineman and a sophomore offensive lineman ... Lettered in track for coach Ryan and competed in the shot put.

PERSONAL -- Full Name: Patrick Adam Norton ... Born: March 18, 1982 ...Parents: James and Carol Norton ... Has one sister ...Biggest thrill to date was winning two Division III championship rings in back-to-back seasons ... Lists NFL star fullback Mike Alstott as the athlete he admires most ... Lists training at the beach as one of his favorite hobbies ... Becoming a doctor is his career objective ... Earned spot on the Director's Honor Roll in Fall 2003 ... History major.

Varsity Statistics - P. Norton
Receiving

Year

No

Yds

Avg

TD

Lg

2001

1

3

3.0

0

3

2002

0

0

0

0

0

2003

6

29

4.8

0

11

Totals

7

32

4.8

0

11

Rushing

Year

TCB

Yds

YL

Net

Avg

TD

Lg

2001

5

18

1

17

3.4

0

3

2002

2

12

0

12

6.0

0

3

2003

0

0

0

0

0.0

0

7

Totals

7

30

1

29

4.1

0

7


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